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Rhode Island Law Loophole Allows Domestic Abusers to Keep Firearms, Despite Risks

Courts in Rhode Island rarely require abusers to turn in their firearms, even when orders prohibit them from possessing firearms under federal law and there is evidence they pose a lethal risk to victims, according to research presented at the American Public Health Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver.

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Researchers Develop System to Classify Gunshot Wounds to the Head and Other Similar Injuries

– Every year, more than 32,000 Americans die from gunshot wounds. A significant proportion of these deaths involve head wounds. Despite this massive public health burden, researchers know little about the variables that determine whether a victim of these injuries will live or die. Now, for the first time ever, researchers have developed a system to help answer this question. The system has created a way to better understand the variables involved in survival from these wounds.

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Better Coordination of Mental Health Services Needed Nationwide-- Joseph Merlino, MD, NY Academy of Medicine.

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Allowing Guns on College Campuses Unlikely to Reduce Mass Shootings

Policies allowing civilians to bring guns on college campuses are unlikely to reduce mass shootings on campus and are likely to lead to more shootings, homicides and suicides on campus, especially among students, a new report concludes.

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Researchers Identify Link Between Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury

Physicians and researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute have identified a link between domestic violence and traumatic brain injury.

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Adding Windows to Vacant Houses and Clearing Vacant Lots Reduces Gun Violence, Saves Money

Each dollar spent repairing abandoned buildings and vacant lots reduces neighborhood gun violence by as much as 39 percent and yields, respectively, a $5 and $26 return on investment (ROI) to taxpayers, and a $79 and $333 ROI to society at large through steps like installing working windows and doors in abandoned buildings, as well as removing trash and debris, and planting grass and trees.

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New Data From National Violent Death Reporting System Shed Light on Law Enforcement Officer Deaths, Their Use of Lethal Force

Violence-related deaths, including homicides and suicides, are an urgent public health problem, according to Alex E. Crosby, MD, MPH, James A. Mercy, PhD, and Debra Houry, MD, MPH, from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA. Their commentary and contributions by other noted experts in the supplement to the November American Journal of Preventive Medicine provide valuable insights into new data from the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), which can help inform current debates about violence, prevention, and public policy.

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West Louisville Youth Working to Change the Downward Spiral of Violence in the City

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Louisville youth are helping to change perceptions about violence, and ultimately destructive behaviors through their work with UofL's National Center of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention.

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Study Supports Do Not Sell Voluntary Waiting Period for Gun Sales to Reduce Suicide

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A new study suggests many patients at risk for suicide would voluntarily place their name on a Do Not Sell list, prohibiting gun shops from immediately selling them a firearm.

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Expert: Clown Threats Create Fear, But They’re Not Terrorism

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Police Violence Against Unarmed Black Men Results in Loss of Thousands of Crime-Related 911 Calls

A new study shows that publicized cases of police violence against unarmed black men have a clear and significant negative impact on citizen crime reporting, specifically 911 calls.

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Alcohol-Involved Homicide Victimization: Common, Linked to Male Gender, Minority Status, and History of Domestic Abuse

While the association between alcohol and homicide may seem obvious, there has been no recent study of alcohol involvement in homicide victimization in U.S. states. This study drills down into the subject, looking at how often alcohol was involved in homicide victimization, and what socio-demographic and other factors may be predictors.

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Comer Children’s Wins $2M Federal Grant to Help Kids Affected by Violence

The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital will provide screening and mental health care for hundreds of children and families that have been affected by violence in many of Chicago’s South and West side neighborhoods.

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Violence Against Police Officers Can Trigger Increased Discrimination in Police Stops

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A new Yale study has found that incidents of extreme violence against police officers can lead to periods of substantially increased racial disparities in the use of force by police.

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UGA Expert Available to Comment on Charlotte Violence

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One in Nine Emergency Room Patients with Injuries Caused by Violence Will Visit an ER Again Within Two Years, Penn Study Finds

Approximately one in nine people sent to Florida emergency rooms (ERs) for injuries caused by acts of intentional violence – including shootings, stabbings, assaults, etc. – in 2010 ended up being violently injured again within two years. The findings come from the most comprehensive study to date on recurrent violent injury, its costs and risk factors. Risk factors for recurrent violent injury included homelessness, residence in low income neighborhoods, and other ER visits for psychiatric emergencies or alcohol abuse.

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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Research Reduces Violence Against Pregnant Women

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Results of a Johns Hopkins School of Nursing-led study on intimate partner violence show that pregnant victims saw a significant reduction in exposure to such acts after participating in the Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation Program (DOVE).

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Survey: Half of Kids in Families Studied Spend Time in Households with Firearms

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A study of parents by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that about half of the children whose parents were surveyed spend time in homes that have firearms.

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Milwaukee Researcher Studies the Root Causes of Violence

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Is Netflix’s Hit Show “Narcos” Culturally Sensitive and Historically Accurate? Unlikely, Says American University Professor







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